Farm-gardening and Seed-growing

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O. Judd, 1872 - Seeds - 151 pages
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Page 153 - Allen's American Cattle. Their History, Breeding, and Management. By Lewis F. Allen. This Book will be considered indispensable by every breeder of live stock. The large experience of the author in improving the character of American herds adds to the weight of his observations, and has enabled him to produce a work which will at once make good his claims as a standard authority on the subject. New and revised edition. Illustrated. Cloth, l'2mo 250 Fuller's Grape Culturist.
Page 156 - The articles are thoroughly edited, and every way reliable. The Household Department is valuable to every Housekeeper, affording very many useful hints and directions calculated to lighten and facilitate In-door work. The Department for Children and Youth...
Page 153 - It ought to be in the hands of every owner of cattle, and the country, as well as Individuals, would, soon be much richer for its teachings.— Journal of Agriculture, (St. Louis.) The large experience of the author in improving the character of American herds adds to the weight of his observations, and has enabled him to produce a work which will at once make good its claims as a standard authority on the subject. An excellent feature of this volume is its orderly, methodical arrangement, condensing...
Page 153 - Been, embodying as it does a vast amount of research and careful study and observation.— Wisconsin Farmer. His history of cattle in general, and of the individual breeds in particular which occupies the first one hundred and eighty pages of the volume, is written with much of the grace and charm of an Allison or a Macaulay.
Page 152 - CHAPTER III. — Organic Manures — Their Composition — Animal— Vegetable. CHAPTER IV. — Irrigation and Draining. CHAPTER V.— Mechanical Divisions of Soils — Spading — Plowing— Implements. CHAPTER VI. — The Grasses — Clovers — Meadows — Pastures — Comparative Values of Grasses — Implements for their Cultivation. CHAPTER VII. — Grain, and its Cultivation — Varieties — Growth— Harvesting. CHAPTER VIII.— Leguminous Plants — The Pea— Bean — English Field Bean—...
Page 153 - His description of the leading breeds is illustrated by cuts of a bull, a cow, and a fat ox, of each race. The next one hundred pages are devoted to the subject of Breeding. This is followed by chapters on Beef Cattle, Working Oxen. Milch Cows, Cattle Food, Diseases, etc. The arrangement, illustrations, analytical index, etc., of the work are in the best style of modern book-making.— New-England Farmer.
Page 153 - The object of the work, as stated by the author in his preface, "is not only to give a historical accconnt of the Bovine race, to suggest to our farmers and cattle-breeders the best methods of their production and management, but to exalt and ennoble its pursuit to the dignity to which it is entitled in the various departments of American agriculture.
Page 152 - Mustard — Hops — Castor Bean. CHAPTER XII.— Aids and Objects of Agriculture — Rotation of Crops, and their Effects— Weeds— Restoration of Worn-out Soils — Fertilizing Barren Lands— Utility of BirdsFences — Hedges — Farm Roads — Shade Trees— Wood Lands— Time of Cutting Timber— Tools— Agricultural Education of the Farmer. CHAPTER XIII. — Farm Buildings — House — Barn — Sheds — Cisterns — Various other Outbuildings— Steaming Apparatus.
Page 156 - Engravings in every annual volume. It contains each month a Calendar of Operations to be performed on the Farm, In the Orchard and Garden, in and around the Dwelling, etc. The thousands of hints and suggestions given In every volume are prepared by practical, intelligent working men, who...
Page 153 - Working Oxen. Milch Cows, Cattle Food, Diseases, etc. The arrangement, illustrations, analytical index, etc., of the work are in the best style of modern book-making.— New-England Farmer. The work is one that has been long needed, as it takes the place of the foreign books of like nature to which our farmers have been obliged to refer, and furnishes in a compact and well-arranged volume all they desire upon this Important subject.— Maine Farmer. Whatever works the stock-farmer may already have,...

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